Monday, February 26, 2007

Exciting Times:)

On Thursday night I went to our Santa Barbara Pug meeting. Michael and Anna Costa set up a night photoshoot for everyone. However it rained all day and I think everyone thought it was cancelled except for Janey, Andrew Vangundy, and myself:) We showed up with our cameras and PHOTOGRAPHED Michael and Anna. It was hilarious! I only took about five shots and then we used my flash as a rim light so I don't have very many to post.

Afterwards we to went to coffee and had the best time. Anna asked a great question, "what exciting things have happened recently in your business." It was so great to hear the exciting things that are going on in our industry and every single one of us had something different to share. We also talked about how we love what we do. It's the best feeling to wake up in the morning excited to start the day.

Are you excited about what you're doing? What exciting things are going on in your life and business?

Think about it:)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Amy and Amy:)

It's always fun hanging with my friend Amy. Not only because we have the same first name and we always laugh when we call each others name, but Amy is a fun spirited girl and is also one of the kindest girls I have ever met. I first met Amy over a year in a half ago when she was in Junior High and I was a Junior High Leader. We would get together once a week and talk several times on the phone. Too much fun!!!!! Even though she's moved onto High School we still call each other and lately have been trying to hangout more frequently. Sometimes I wonder why a high schooler or Junior Higher would want to hangout with dorky me:) ???

Anyways, I took Amy to this great Thai place called Your Place. It seriously has the best Thai food in Santa Barbara. It's soooo yummy!!!!!!!!! I always love asking her tons of questions about life and tonight it was so cute because I asked her "do you like high school" her response was "ummmm it's ok it's not my favorite, I really miss Kindergarten". It was so cute:) It really got me thinking though, man life was so simple in Kindergarten. No worries, stress, or pressure of any kind. Wow times have changed:)

So, here's a picture we took on our way out of the restaurant:) I look pretty tired because it's been a super crazy week with so many exciting/amazing things that have been going on. (more on that later) Another reason why I look exhausted is I took a hip hop class this morning and followed it up with a long hike and some fun shopping:) Oh yes and the night is still young...... More designing and dancing are still to come:)

Have a great night...

Friday, February 16, 2007

Flying = not my favorite thing to do:) LOL

"Heads down, heads down, heads down, heads down, "get ready for several impacts", "this landing is going to be faster then normal", "tuck your head and place your arms on the seat in front of you", "leave all your carryions", were the many horrifying things that came through the intercom on flight 2477, destination Seattle. I have always loved flying and for once in my life I was scared to death of it.

Once the pilot in his calm voice said "one of the hydrolics on the plane stopped working", right away I looked at Janey and asked, "ummm, how many hydrolics do we have"??? We had no idea and no time to ask because the flight attendant started preparing and instructing us for an emergancy landing. Janey and I broke out in a uncontrollable laughter. Nothing about the flight was funny except we didn't know what else to do:) Crazy things always happen to us when we're together and we just had to laugh about it:) lol... The laughter soon stopped when we heard "get ready for several impacts". I then started to get teary eyed but Janey was brave and to hear her say we're gonna be fine, made everything so much better:) Even though I knew she was scared, she just hides it really well:) We put our heads down and prepared for who knows what.

The good news was the rescue/emergency team was waiting for us at the bottom (or was that good news???), and the Seattle Airport opened up their 11,000 foot runway for our tiny plane:) YAY!!!! We landed safe and sound and applouded our brave pilot:) the first words that came out of Janey's mouth was "I love you Amy". We started laughing again. It was good to be alive:) We grabbed or carryions and headed for the door. I've never gotten off a plane that fast in my life. It was a crazy terrifying experience that I'm so thankful is over:) The bad news was we had two more planes to catch. I remember thinking, I wonder how long it would take if we drove from Seattle to Santa Barbara:) LOL....

As Gary says, these are definitely bonus days for us:)

I'm home safe and sound in Santa Barbara and I'm so thankful that I don't have to fly until next month:)


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Our Last Day:(

So today is our last full day in Canada:( Janey and I are sad to leave but we know we'll be back so we keep focusing on that:) We've had an AMAZING time and are so thankful for the amazing friendship and generosity that Gary and Melissa have shown us.

I'm a little on the tired side because we went skiing for two days straight, and yesterday I had a little bit of a wipe out on one of my last runs so I'm a little stiff, but as Gary always says, I'll be fine:) Janey is super cute when she skis, she has the perfect bunny hop. Melissa makes me laugh, she throws her polls in the air and screams all the way down. LOL.... And Gary drags his polls in front when he skis because he says it helps him to feel the ground. hmmm, what a smart guy. LOL........

Anyways, we're off to sit in the Jacuzzi:) YAY!!!!!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Running around in Canada:)

I really love Canada this time of year. I remember visiting Gary and Missy the same time last year and it was the first time that I actually had experienced the whole winter wonderland. I remember one of the highlights being that a blizzard came in:) I hope it does it again this year:) Right now we are in town but on Sunday we head up to the mountains to snowboard and ski:)

So today we worked out, went to the ranch and had a wonderful day just hanging with Gary and Melissa:) Then later on in the evening the Becksteads drove in and we finally got to see Kassandra who is super pregnant. She is adorable.... NO SKIING FOR HER though:)

I'm so thankful for the amazing friends that I have in my life and the memories that we make during times like these I will cherish forever.

Ok, it's bedtime for me. I hope you all have the most amazing weekend.......


Thursday, February 08, 2007


So this morning I woke up after only having two hours of sleep. I was so excited about our trip to Canada, I just couldn't sleep anymore:) My roommate, Summer, dropped Janey and I off at the airport and off we went:) I love traveling with Janey because we talk, laugh, and have the best time together. Lets just say it's never a dull moment when we're together. For a moment I wasn't sure If I was going to be able to control myself because we both we're laughing hysterically. When our day of traveling was finally over we we're greeted by two of the cutest faces, Missy and Gary:) We love them!!!!!!!

So, now we are here safe and sound just relaxing which is exactly what I needed. Tomorrow Janey, Gary and I are heading to the gym kinda early so I better get to bed:) I think Missy is going to stay home so she can take care of Ben the bunny:)

I'll post some more pictures tomorrow. Janey and I both agreed that we need to take more pictures so here's a few from our fun traveling experience:)


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

All Smiles:)

I'm soooooo excited because in 5 1/2 hours Janey and I are heading to Canada to spend the week with Missy and Gary:) Whenever we spend time with them we always have the best time and our stomachs hurt from laughing so hard:) To top it off, Kassandra and David Beckstead are heading up to meet us on the 9th:) WAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Kassandra is about ready to have her baby anyday so NO skiing for her:)

I won't be able to use my phone while I'm gone but I will be checking my e-mails so if you need to get a hold of me shoot me an e-mail:) I just got a the new Razor phone that came out and I'm totally in love with it. I've been using it all day and I'm so sad that I won't be able to use it in Canda. Oh well:( I'll just use it when I get back, hehe!!!!

I hope you all have an amazing week!!!!!!!

P.S. I shot a wedding with Janey this past weekend and I have tons of eye shots that I want to post but these two will have to do for now:)


Friday, February 02, 2007

Tis the season:)

Ok, I thought my blogging was going to get better, but I'm getting worse:( AHHHHH!!!

Anyways, on Saturday I was the second shooter for Mary Jane, AKA Janey:) In case you've never met or seen Janey she's the girl in the first picture. We we're trying to get creative with different lighting situations and she was the model:) I had to be the model for a second but it wasn't nearly as beautiful:)

The wedding was a great kick off to the start of another amazing wedding season. I'm so excited because when I'm not shooting my own weddings I'll be shooting with her, and she has so many amazing weddings lined up so I'm definitely excited:) One's actually in Puerto Vallart:) YAY!!!!! I'm also shooting with her this Saturday so I'll make sure to post some pics on Monday:)

Also, don't forget to check out Janey's new website. It's amazing!!!!!!!

Janey's new website CLICK HERE

Have a great Friday everyone:)

P.S. I think it's gonna snow in Santa Barbara:)